Planning to have kids at your Independence Day celebration this year, and thinking about how to keep them entertained? Well, you've come to the right place. Sure, there's already a lot to distract them, from the fireworks to the delicious desserts on their plates, but in our opinion, you're also going to want some 4th of July party favors to keep them smiling and laughing. That's why we've taken the time to round up these inexpensive, quick-ship ideas. From the old-fashioned (patriotic pinwheels! American flag pencils!) to the newfangled (what's a 4th of July party without a little glow stick action?), there's something on our list for everyone. Most importantly, each and every item is appropriate for children of nearly all ages, meaning you don't have to leave anyone out of the fun. If you've got a ton of people coming to your party, never fear: Most of the items we're highlighting here are available in bulk quantities. Take a look, get shopping, and start assembling the favor bags. And once you're done, check out our favorite 4th of July party ideas, our best ideas for fun 4th of July activities, and mouthwatering BBQ side dish recipes too.
The quintessential 4th of July favor, these patriotic pinwheels add a touch of old-school charm to any favor bag—and you can stand the extras up in Mason jars to use them as centerpieces too.
What's the 4th of July without a few fun-in-the-dark favors? Your guests' faces will light up as soon as you hand these necklaces out—and not just because of the secondhand glow.
Two dozen favors for just around $12 is practically a steal, and should be more than enough to treat your youngest guests. Standing at just 2" tall, these mini stars and stripes bubble bottles are an easy way to keep them occupied for a while.
Everyone loves M&Ms, and your guests will be even happier to see them all dolled up for the 4th. Divvy up these red, white, and blue candies into individual treat bags, tie with a ribbon, and voila—the perfect 4th of July favor!
Here, the classic pencil favor gets an upgrade and a touch of fun with an American flag design. It's safe to say we're smitten.
With 100 sheets, you'll be able to gift each of your guests at least several sets of these brightly colored stickers. Featuring U.S. flags, stars, hearts, hats, and more, they're perfectly appropriate for the occasion.
Don't be surprised if you spot these wristbands on guests' arms months after the 4th. They'll want to don these cheerful accessories all summer long.
Add candies of your choice to these cute tin pails for a favor that'll have everyone whipping their phones out to take photos. (Just be sure to use wrapped treats, since the pails aren't food-safe.)
These glasses are just the thing to liven up any 4th of July party, and you can either stow them away in goody bags or use them as photo props during the party itself. One size fits most.
144 tattoos should be enough to dole out to your friends, family members, the entire neighborhood, and then some! These happen to be waterproof and sweat-resistant (but they'll come off easily with baby oil, rubbing alcohol, or soap).